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What is it?

Pronounced poo-SAHN, this is a French term for any breed of chicken butchered when less than 28 days old. Weighing about 1-1/4 lb., poussin is tender with a delicate flavor.

Don’t Have It?

You can substitute a larger chicken or other small poultry birds, such as Cornish game hen, although cooking time will vary, depending on weight.


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    Grilled Poussin with Shallot-Balsamic Butter

    Wonderfully aromatic, this French-inspired dish will make you say ooh la la. A poussin is a young, tender chicken that weighs about 1-1/4 lb. If you can't find them, you…


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